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Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Maggot, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot MES missing message

    The womens Road Race had a really exciting finale, although the Dutch cyclist Van Vleuten had a nasty crash on the steep descent into Rio. Apparently she is ok.
  2. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    It was a nasty crash! She was still on the floor when the American 30 seconds behind her went past. Glad she is okay.

  3. Maggot

    Maggot MES missing message

    I'm not sure how 'ok' she is. The only news is that she is conscious and breathing. No news on the extent of her injuries.
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I saw a pic of her smiling in hospital. Punctured lung, 3 broken ribs and a broken collarbone.
  5. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    That was from last year, afaik
  6. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Severe concussion and three 'small' fractures according to BBC's Dan Walker.
  7. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Cab left out of TP squad. Apparently claiming that it's the work of Wiggins. So we can probably look forward to more soap opera.
  8. Maggot

    Maggot MES missing message

    Cab? Cav?
  9. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Yah. You can blame autocorrect for that one.

    Is an odd one though, as I would have thought he was only ever gonna ride if one of the four got injured.
  10. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    There is going to be some roaring and shouting over that, particularly if it really was Wiggins who out the knife in.
  11. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Looks like it was deliberately taken out of context by orla chennaui. Possibly playing mind games with the Australians, more likely just click bait journalism.
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  12. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Very poor conditions for the time trials. Wet and windy.
  13. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Frooome obviously planning on one hell of a negative split.
  14. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Froome gets Bronze. Had Dennis not had his mechanical then it would have been fourth.

    Not Canc's biggest fan but that was a hell of a ride. Utterly dominant.
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  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Try as I might, I could only find brief highlights on the Beeb's website, i.e. Cancellara and Armstrong in the home straight.

    I know the track starts tomorrow, but does anyone know when the BMX is?
  16. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    He is a bit of a unit for a pro cyclist. His strength is his strength, hence he does so well in Paris Roubaix, him and Tom Boonen are big and strong and dont get as knocked about as others on the cobbly roads. He would have been less affected by the crosswinds, more physical strength and mass to keep the bike straight. He was expected to be out of contention because of the hills on the course. Power goes up with weight (so long as you are putting on muscle mass in your legs not lard on the arse) but power to weight drops off, power to weight is the key to good climbing and at about 82kgs "Spartacus" is too heavy to have a good power to weight ratio. But air resistance increases exponentially with speed so on the flat total power tend to offer more than power to weight so your track riders for example will be heavier than road racers as there are no hills to climb. His total power output would have (perhaps) made up into the headwinds what he lost from the big weight but worse power to weight ratio than Froome or Doumoulin who both give more than 12kgs (or their abouts) to Cancerella.

    No doubt someone who knows more than me will be along to tell me I am talking out my arse. :D
  17. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Froome also did the road race.
  18. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Where have you been looking? Both programmes that covered the time trials are on the iPlayer.

    Google "Olympics schedule" and it tells you the start times of every event.
  19. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    They all did. Can only do TT if you do the RR
  20. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Tom Dumoulin climbed off after 5km though. He did ride it with a fractured wrist though.
  21. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    So why have the Chinese got 361° written on their shirts? Mens pursuit heats on atm.

    e2a not just the Chinese, seems to be on other shirts too.
  22. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    They are a sports equipment/clothing company and provide stuff to the Chinese team.
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  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Olly Murs is a cock

    Smashing it :cool:

    Eta Calum Skinner, team sprint :thumbs:
  24. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    Gold !!!!
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  25. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    The team sprint is really quite insane, so fast!
  26. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw "Ride me sideways" was another one

    Average speed over the three laps just a smidge under 40mph, from a standing start, so fuck knows how fast they are going at the end. 50 mph?
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Great result last night and hopefully more to come

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  28. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Not as insane as the first stage of the Arctic Tour yesterday. Then again I find track boring part from the scratch and points races in the Omnium and sometimes the Keirin.
  29. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    I'd add the devil, but yeah.
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  30. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    I tend to agree. Basically the ones against the clock are boring because time trials are boring whether on road or track. While the races are entertaining.

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